Nursing Alumni

Nursing Alumni

Celebrating 100 Years of Nursing Education and Research

To celebrate 100 years of Nursing at Western, the Nursing Chapter participated in a series of events that brought people together to recognize the amazing contributions that have been made to the field over the last century.

A video featuring highlights of The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing 100th Anniversary Virtual Gala which took place on Saturday, September 25, 2021, is now available for viewing.

Explore The Digital History of 100+ Years of Nursing at Western. The timeline captures key chapters in the school’s institutional history, as it evolved along with Western University over the decades.

100 Years of Alumni Stories
Read the stories submitted by Nursing Alumni.

Western's Nursing Alumni Chapter came together in 2005. The goal of the committee is to keep nursing alumni informed and engaged with the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.

The Nursing Chapter hosts a number of social events each year including a Homecoming Brunch and a golf clinic. The chapter also participates in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing Annual Research Conference.

Nursing Alumni of Distinction Award

Nominate an outstanding Western nursing alumna or alumnus for a Nursing Alumni of Distinction Award or the Rising Star Award. The Nursing Alumni of Distinction Awards recognize significant contributions by an alumnus to the university community, the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and nursing profession. The Awards are presented each year at the Nursing Homecoming Event.

Please review the Nursing Alumni of Distinction Awards Criteria. Nominations must be submitted using the online line nomination form. The submission deadline is August 1.

Nursing Alumni of Distinction Award Past Recipients

  • 2021 - Mary Anne Andrusyszyn, MScN’86
  • 2021 - Rising Star: Susana Caxaj, PhD’13
  • 2021 - Dionne Sinclair, BScN’98
  • 2021 - Carol Wong, BScN’71, MScN’86
  • 2019 - Yvette Laforet-Fliesser, BScN'74, MScN'81
  • 2019 - Rising Star: Jennifer Martin, BScN’08
  • 2018 - Janice McCallum, MScN’79
  • 2018 - Dr. Catherine Ward-Griffin, BScN’79, MScN’88
  • 2017 - Rising Star: Kimie Soriano, BScN'07
  • 2016 - Kelly Metcalfe, BScN'96
  • 2015 - Eileen Denomy, BScN ’87, MScN’00
  • 2014 - Heather Whittle, BScN’90, MScN’94
  • 2013 - Elsie MacMaster, BScN’62, MScN’77
  • 2012 - Annabel Sells, BScN’67


  • Barbara Watson, BSN'03, PhD'17 (Co-Chair)
  • Catherine Barr, BScN'07
  • Alexis Smith, BScN’16, MScN’18
  • Eleanor Marris-Rogers, BScN'91, MN ANP'18
  • Julie Ann Lawrence, BSN'91, MScN'95
  • Deanna Stirling, BSN'89 (Co-Chair)
  • Mary Anne Andrusyszyn, MScN’86

Nursing Alumni Chapter Breakfast Lecture by Susana Caxaj